Havi opposes bid to change Constitution, says political class pushing selfish agenda

By Douglas Dindi On Mon, 21 Sep, 2020 14:34 | < 1 min read
Nelson Havi
LSK President Nelson Havi when he was installed as a Maragoli elder over the weekend. PHOTO | COURTESY

Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi says the country needs a change of leadership, not the Constitution.

Havi says an audit carried out by the LSK on the Constitution had shown the law was perfect but remains largely unimplemented.

The lawyer says there is no justification for the changes being demanded by a section of the political class.

The LSK, Havi says, is committed to protecting the law from any aggression from the legal and legislative circles.

“Since 2013, we have seen numerous bills passed by Parliament most aiming to undermine the Constitution. That’s why as a society, we have challenged some of those legislations in court,” says Havi.

He says Kenyans must guard against the mutilation of the Constitution by self-serving politicians.

Havi, 43, made the remarks at Robat village in Likuyani Sub-County during his installation as a Maragoili elder, an honour bestowed on him for triumph in LSK polls last year.

The LSK boss, says, the organisation’s leadership under former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Gibson Kamau Kuria and Paul Mutie earned respect for pushing Constitution change agenda.

In the current era, Havi says, LSK lacks leaders who can push for implementation of what was gained in the 2010 Constitution.

“That’s why we initiated to Delist the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General from the LSK roll after President Uhuru Kenyatta refused to appoint 41 judges shortlisted by the Judicial Service Commission,” says Havi.

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